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Year of the Monkey

Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Page : 140 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2019-09-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780735279292

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From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs--including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.

M Train

Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2015-10-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780345815477

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M Train by Patti Smith Pdf

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. M Train is a journey through seventeen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel, through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories, including of her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely told memoir, one augmented by stunning black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself. M Train is a meditation on endings and on beginnings: a poetic tour de force by one of the most brilliant, multi-platform artists at work today.

Woolgathering

Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2012-05-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781408832301

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Woolgathering by Patti Smith Pdf

In this small, luminous memoir, the National Book Award-winner Patti Smith revisits the most sacred experiences of her early years, with truths so vivid they border on the surreal. The author entwines her childhood self - and its 'clear, unspeakable joy' - with memories both real and envisioned from her twenties on New York's MacDougal Street, the street of cafés. Woolgathering was completed in Michigan, on Patti Smith's 45th birthday and originally published in a slim volume from Raymond Foye's Hanuman Books. Twenty years later, Bloomsbury is proud to present it in a much augmented edition, featuring writing that was omitted from the book's first printing, along with new photographs and illustrations.

Why Patti Smith Matters

Author : Caryn Rose
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 207 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2022-05-31
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781477325346

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Why Patti Smith Matters by Caryn Rose Pdf

Patti Smith arrived in New York City at the end of the Age of Aquarius in search of work and purpose. What she found—what she fostered—was a cultural revolution. Through her poetry, her songs, her unapologetic vocal power, and her very presence as a woman fronting a rock band, she kicked open a door that countless others walked through. No other musician has better embodied the “nothing-to-hide” rawness of punk, nor has any other done more to nurture a place in society for misfits of every stripe. Why Patti Smith Matters is the first book about the iconic artist written by a woman. The veteran music journalist Caryn Rose contextualizes Smith’s creative work, her influence, and her wide-ranging and still-evolving impact on rock and roll, visual art, and the written word. Rose goes deep into Smith’s oeuvre, from her first album, Horses, to acclaimed memoirs operating at a surprising remove from her music. The portrait of a ceaseless inventor, Why Patti Smith Matters rescues punk’s poet laureate from “strong woman” clichés. Of course Smith is strong. She is also a nuanced thinker. A maker of beautiful and challenging things. A transformative artist who has not simply entertained but also empowered millions.

Devotion

Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 106 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2017-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780300218626

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Devotion by Patti Smith Pdf

"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.

A Book of Days

Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2024-04-25
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9781526650993

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A Book of Days by Patti Smith Pdf

A deeply moving and brilliantly idiosyncratic visual book of days by the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train. More than 365 images chart Smith's singular aesthetic - inspired by her wildly popular Instagram In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message "Hell[Bokinfo].

Please Kill Me

Author : Legs McNeil,Gillian McCain
Publisher : Grove Press
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Music
ISBN : 0802142648

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Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil,Gillian McCain Pdf

Now in paperback, this first oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements brings the sound of the punk generation chillingly to life with 50 new pages of depraved testimony. "Please Kill Me" reads like a fast-paced novel, but the tragedies it contains are all too human and all too real. photos.

Patti Smith

Author : Patti Smith,Erin Monroe,Pamela T. Barr,Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Publisher : Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art (Yale)
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Photography
ISBN : 0300182295

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Patti Smith by Patti Smith,Erin Monroe,Pamela T. Barr,Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Pdf

"Each photograph is like a diary entry of my life." --Patti Smith

The Blind Contessa's New Machine

Author : Carey Wallace
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 159 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2010-07-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101190258

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The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace Pdf

An iridescent jewel of a novel that proves love is the mother of invention In the early 1800s, a young Italian contessa, Carolina Fantoni, realizes she is going blind shortly before she marries the town's most sought-after bachelor. Her parents don't believe her, nor does her fiancé. The only one who understands is the eccentric local inventor and her longtime companion, Turri. When her eyesight dims forever, Carolina can no longer see her beloved lake or the rich hues of her own dresses. But as darkness erases her world, she discovers one place she can still see-in her dreams. Carolina creates a vivid dreaming life, in which she can not only see, but also fly, exploring lands she had never known. Desperate to communicate with Carolina, Turri invents a peculiar machine for her: the world's first typewriter. His gift ignites a passionate love affair that will change both of their lives forever. Based on the true story of a nineteenth-century inventor and his innovative contraption, The Blind Contessa's New Machine is an enchanting confection of love and the triumph of the imagination.

Wītt

Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 56 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : American poetry
ISBN : UCSC:32106005683849

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Patti Smith Complete

Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Page : 331 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Popular music
ISBN : 0747583900

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Patti Smith Complete by Patti Smith Pdf

From her legendary album Horses to her most recent releases, Gung Ho and Land 1975 - 2002, this book charts the lyrical journey of a poet and musician whose words have influenced a generation. Illustrated with around 150 photographs as well as original artwork, Patti Smith Complete includes previously unpublished work by renowned photographers documenting close to three decades of creative development. Complete also includes artwork and mementoes from the author's archive and personal reflections drawn from her extensive journals, a record of the time when Rock and Roll made an indelible mark on the world.

Spy of the First Person

Author : Sam Shepard
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2018-11-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780525563365

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The final work from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard’s extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he undergoes medical tests and treatments for a condition that is rendering him more and more dependent on the loved ones who are caring for him. The narrator’s memories and preoccupations often echo those of our current moment—for here are stories of immigration and community, inclusion and exclusion, suspicion and trust. But at the book’s core, and his, is family—his relationships with those he loved, and with the natural world around him. Vivid, haunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to the blue waters surrounding Alcatraz, from a New Mexico border town to a condemned building on New York City’s Avenue C. It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human—and an unbound celebration of family and life.

Patti Smith

Author : Nick Johnstone
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 1780383584

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Patti Smith by Nick Johnstone Pdf

Annotation Life-long fan Johnstone presents a comprehensive biography of New York's poetess/rock star and punk icon who emerged in 1970 as leader of the avant garde music scene and who became an inspiration to today's artists.

Patti Smith

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Insight Editions
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2017-06-20
Category : Music
ISBN : 1683830156

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Patti Smith by Anonim Pdf

A stunning collection of photographs from Frank Stefanko featuring the Godmother of Punk herself, iconic musician and author Patti Smith. "There I was sitting in a booth at the co-op of Glassboro State College, a bucolic school in the farmlands of South Jersey. . . Suddenly, the double doors of the co-op swung open and standing there in the vacuum created was an incredible apparition, a vision in a white leather coat with long, jet-black hair flowing down her back. She moseyed in like the bad guy walking into a saloon in an old western movie. This was the first time I set eyes on Patti Smith, and I was captivated.” So begins Frank Stefanko’s wonderfully personal photographic tale of his friendship and artistic collaboration with Patti Smith. Stefanko’s photographs and his warm, personal recollections show us an amazing young woman, long before she became Patti Smith, the cultural icon. Through images and words, we follow her search for a unique voice—from the early days of the Chelsea Hotel to spoken word at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project to the release of her seminal album, Horses, and so much more. These photographs, along with the Stefanko’s first-hand account, capture an incredible era from the mid-1960s to the late- 1970s when a whole new genre of music and art was being born. Prior to the release of this collection, many of these stunning portraits had never before been published. They appear here in high-quality quadratone reproduction, highlighting Stefanko’s artistry and his uncanny ability to capture his subject’s inner spirit. Memorabilia from Smith’s personal collection adds to this rare and intimate look at the emergence of one of America’s most respected artists. With an opening poem from Patti Smith that sets an evocative mood, an introduction by Lenny Kaye, Smith’s longtime guitarist, and a compelling afterword by editor Chris Murray, this book sets the reader on a journey from small-town New Jersey and highlights the enigmatic artist’s triumphant career.

Patti Smith 1969-1976

Author : Judy Linn
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2011-03-01
Category : Photography
ISBN : 0810998327

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Patti Smith 1969-1976 by Judy Linn Pdf

A collection of Judy Linn's photographs of Patti Smith in New York during the years between 1969 and 1976.